Annotation

CAST

Énée: Ben Heppner
Didon: Michelle DeYoung
Cassandre: Petra Lang
Anna: Sara Mingardo
Chorèbe: Peter Mattel
Narbal: Stephen Milling
Iopas: Kenneth Tarver
Hylas: Toby Spence
The Ghost of Hector: Orlin Anastassov
Panthée: Tigran Martirossian
Ascagne: Isabelle Cals
Priam: Alan Ewing
Hécube: Guang Yang
Trojan Sentry 1: Andrew Greenan
Trojan Sentry 2: Roderick Earle
Hélénus: Bülent Bezdüz
A Soldier, Mercure: Leigh Melrose
A Greek Captain: Mark Stone

French libretto: http://www.hberlioz.com/Libretti/Troyens.htm

Annotation last modified on 2013-11-28 10:35 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 1 Chorus "Ha, Ha! Après dix ans" (Chorus of the Trojan People)
Hector Berlioz 3:51
2 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 2 Recitative and Aria "Les Grecs ont disparu!" (Cassandre)
Hector Berlioz 3:34
3 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 2 Recitative and Aria "Malheureux roi!" (Cassandre)
Hector Berlioz 5:12
4 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 3 Duet "C'est lui!" (Cassandre)
Hector Berlioz 1:43
5 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 3 Cavatina "Reviens à toi, vierge adorée!" (Chorèbe) / "Pauvre âme égarée!" (Chorèbe) / "Si tu m'aimes, va-t'en" (Cassandre) ... "Quitte-nous dès ce soir" (Cassandre, Chorèbe)
Hector Berlioz 14:08
6 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 4 March and Hymn "Dieux protecteurs de la ville éternelle" (Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 5:42
7 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 5 Gauntelet Combat / Wrestlers' Dance
Hector Berlioz 1:33
8 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 6 Pantomime (Chorus, Cassandre)
Hector Berlioz 8:06
9 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 7 Recitative "Du peuple et des soldats" (Aeneas)
Hector Berlioz 1:13
10 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 8 Octet and Double Chorus "Châtiment effroyable!" (Priam, Panthée, Chorèbe, Énée, Helenus, Cassandre, Ascagne, Hécube, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 6:35
11 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 9 Recitative and Chorus "Que la déesse nous protège" (Énée, Priam) / "À cet objet sacré formez cortège, enfants" (All)
Hector Berlioz 1:35
12 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 10 Aria "Non, je ne verrai pas la déplorable fête" (Cassandre)
Hector Berlioz 2:09
13 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act I. No. 11 Finale (Trojan March) "De mes sens éperdus" (Cassandre, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 7:00
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 1. No. 12 Scene and Recitative. Introduction
Hector Berlioz 2:00
2 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 1. No. 12 Scene and Recitative. Introduction
Hector Berlioz 0:54
3 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 1. No. 13 Scene and Recitative "Ô lumiere de Troie!" (Énée) / "Ah!...fuis, fils de Vénus" (Ghost of Hector)
Hector Berlioz 5:47
4 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 1. No. 13 Recitative and Chorus "Quelle espérance encor est permise" (Énée, Panthée, Ascagne, Chorèbe) / "Le salut des vaincus est de n'en plus attendre" (Énée, Chorèbe, Panthee, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 2:34
5 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 2. No. 14 Chorus "Ha, puissante Cybèle" (Trojan Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 3:10
6 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 2. No. 15 Recitative and Chorus "Tous ne périront pas" (Cassandre) / "Ô digne sœur d'Hector" (Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 4:14
7 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act II, Scene 2. No. 16 Finale "Complices de sa gloire" (Chorus, Cassandre, Greek Chef) / "Le trésore! Le trésore!" (A Group of Greeks)
Hector Berlioz 5:25
8 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 17 Chorus "De Carthage les cieux" (Chorus of the Carthage People)
Hector Berlioz 1:31
9 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 18 National Anthem "Gloire à Didon" (Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 2:24
10 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 19 Recitative and Aria "Nous avons vu finir sept ans à peine" (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 1:40
11 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 19 Recitative and Aria "Chers Tyriens" (Didon, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 5:29
12 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 20 Entry of the Builders
Hector Berlioz 1:07
13 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 21 Entry of the Sailors
Hector Berlioz 1:07
14 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 22 Entry of the Farm-Workers
Hector Berlioz 1:59
15 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 23 Recitative and Chorus "Peuple! tous les honneurs" (Didon, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 3:05
16 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 24 Recitative and Duet "Les chants joyeux" (Didon, Anna)
Hector Berlioz 10:41
17 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 25 Recitative and Aria "Echappés à grand peine" (Iopas, Didon)
Hector Berlioz 0:29
18 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 25 Recitative and Aria "Errante sur les mers" (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 1:45
19 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 26 Trojan March (in the Minor Mode) "J'éprouve une soudaine et vive impatience" (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 2:02
20 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 27 Recitative "Auguste reine, un peuple errant et malheureux" (Ascagne, Didon, Panthée)
Hector Berlioz 3:26
21 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act III. No. 28 Finale "J'ose à peine annoncer la terrible nouvelle!" (Narbal, Didon, Chorus) / "Reine! Je suis Énée!" (Énée, All) / "Annonce à nos Troyens l'entreprise nouvelle" (Énée, Didon) / "Des armes! des armes!" (All)
Hector Berlioz 8:08
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 1. No. 29 Royal Hunt and Storm (Pantomime)
Hector Berlioz 9:10
2 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 30 Recitative "Dites, Narbal, qui cause vos alarmes?" (Anna, Narbal)
Hector Berlioz 3:29
3 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 31 Aria "De quels revers menaces-tu Carthage?" (Narbal)
Hector Berlioz 1:43
4 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 31 Cavatina "Vaine terreur" (Anna)
Hector Berlioz 0:28
5 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 31 Aria and Cavatina "De quels revers menaces-tu Carthage" (Narbal, Anna)
Hector Berlioz 1:50
6 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 32 March for the Entry of the Queen
Hector Berlioz 1:26
7 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 33a Ballet: Dance of the Egyptian Dancing Girls
Hector Berlioz 4:29
8 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 33b Ballet: Dance of the Slaves
Hector Berlioz 4:15
9 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 33c Ballet: Dance of the Nubian Slave Girls
Hector Berlioz 1:24
10 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 34 Scene and Iopas' Song "Assez, ma sœur" (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 2:01
11 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 34 Scene and Iopas' Song "Ô blonde Cérès" (Iopas)
Hector Berlioz 4:42
12 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 35 Recitative and Quintet "Pardonne Iopas" (Didon, Énée)
Hector Berlioz 1:31
13 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 35 Recitative and Quintet "Ô pudeur! Tout conspire" (Didon, Énée, Anna, Iopas, Narbal)
Hector Berlioz 4:40
14 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 36 Recitative and Septet "Mais bannissons ces tristes souvenirs" (Énée)
Hector Berlioz 0:42
15 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 36 Recitative and Septet "Tout n'est que paix et charme" (Didon, Énée, Ascagne, Anna, Iopas, Narbal, Panthée, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 4:27
16 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act IV, Scene 2. No. 37 Duet "Nuit d'ivresse et d'extase infinie!" (Didon, Énée, Mercure)
Hector Berlioz 10:07
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 38 Hylas' Song "Vallon sonore" (Hylas, Trojan Sentries)
Hector Berlioz 5:35
2 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 39 Recitative and Chorus "Préparez tout, il faut partir enfin" (Panthée) / "Chaque jour voit grandir la colère des dieux" (Panthée, Trojan Chieftans, Chorus of Ghosts)
Hector Berlioz 2:32
3 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 40 Duet "Par Bacchus! Ils sont fous avec leur Italie!" (Trojan Sentries)
Hector Berlioz 2:19
4 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 41 Rectitative and Aria "Inutiles regrets!" (Énée)
Hector Berlioz 1:44
5 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 41 Rectitative and Aria "Ah! Quand viendra l'instant des suprêmes adieux" (Énée)
Hector Berlioz 4:53
6 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 42 Scene "Énée!" (Ghosts, Énée)
Hector Berlioz 2:24
7 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 43 Scene and Chorus "Debout, Troyens, éveillez-vous, alerte!" (Énée) / "Alerte! Entendez-vous, amis, la voix d'Énée?" (Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 2:02
8 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 44 Duet and Chorus "Errante sur tes pas" (Didon, Énée)
Hector Berlioz 4:05
9 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 1. No. 44 "Italie!" (Énée, Trojans)
Hector Berlioz 0:56
10 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 2. No. 45 Scene "Va, ma sœur, l'implorer" (Didon, Anna)
Hector Berlioz 3:03
11 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 2. No. 46 Scene "En mer, voyez! six vaisseaux!" (Chorus, Iopas, Didon, Anna, Narbal)
Hector Berlioz 4:28
12 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 2. No. 47 Monologue "Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir" (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 3:14
13 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 2. No. 48 Aria "Adieu, fière cité" (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 3:47
14 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 3. No. 49 Ceremony for the Dead "Dieux de l'oubli, dieux du Ténare" (Chorus of the Priests of Pluto) / "S'il faut enfin qu'Énée aborde en Italie" (Anna, Narbal, Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 4:40
15 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 3. No. 50 Scene "Pluton...semble m'être propice..." (Didon)
Hector Berlioz 3:49
16 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 3. No. 51 Chorus "Ah! au secours! au secours! la reine s'est frappée!" (All)
Hector Berlioz 1:04
17 Les Troyens, H. 133a: Act V, Scene 3. No. 52 Imprecation "Rome...Rome...immortelle!" (Didon) / "Haine éternelle à la race d'Énée!" (Chorus)
Hector Berlioz 1:14

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Peter Mattei (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 5, 10)
bass vocals:
Tigran Martirossian (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 10)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1, 6, 8, 10–11, 13)
composer:
Hector Berlioz (1856 – 1858) (tracks 1–13)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–13)
engineer:
Simon Rhodes (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–13)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Isabelle Cals (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 10)
Petra Lang (Mezzo-soprano) (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 2–4, 8, 10, 12–13)
Guang Yang (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 10)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–13)
tenor vocals:
Bülent Bezdüz (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 10)
Alan Ewing (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 10–11)
Ben Heppner (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 10–11)
recorded at:
Barbican Centre: Barbican Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–13)
live partial recording of:
live recording of:
Les Troyens: Acte I, no. 10. Air: "Non, je ne verrai pas" (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 12)
part of:
Les Troyens: Acte I (tracks 1–13)

CD 2

alto vocals:
Sara Mingardo (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 16)
baritone vocals:
Peter Mattei (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 4)
Mark Stone (baritone singer) (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 7)
bass vocals:
Orlin Anastassov (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 3)
Tigran Martirossian (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 4, 20)
Stephen Milling (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 21)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 4–9, 11, 15, 21)
composer:
Hector Berlioz (1856 – 1858) (tracks 1–21)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–21)
engineer:
Simon Rhodes (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–21)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Isabelle Cals (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 4, 20)
Michelle DeYoung (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 10–11, 15–21)
Petra Lang (Mezzo-soprano) (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 6–7)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–21)
tenor vocals:
Ben Heppner (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 3–4, 21)
Kenneth Tarver (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 17)
recorded at:
Barbican Centre: Barbican Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–21)
live partial recording of:
live recording of:
Les Troyens: Acte III, no. 20. Entrée des constructeurs (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 12)
Les Troyens: Acte III, no. 21. Entrée des matelots (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 13)
Les Troyens: Acte III, no. 22. Entrée des laboureurs (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 14)
part of:
Les Troyens: Acte II (tracks 1–7)
Les Troyens: Acte III (tracks 8–21)
partial recording of:

CD 3

alto vocals:
Sara Mingardo (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 2, 4–5, 13, 15)
baritone vocals:
Leigh Melrose (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 16)
bass vocals:
Tigran Martirossian (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 15)
Stephen Milling (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 2–3, 5, 13, 15)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 15)
composer:
Hector Berlioz (track 16)
Hector Berlioz (1856 – 1858) (tracks 1–15)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–16)
engineer:
Simon Rhodes (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–16)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Isabelle Cals (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 15)
Michelle DeYoung (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 10, 12–13, 15–16)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–16)
tenor vocals:
Ben Heppner (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 12–16)
recorded at:
Barbican Centre: Barbican Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–16)
live partial recording of:
live recording of:
Les Troyens: Acte IV, Ballet. Danse des esclaves (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 8)
Les Troyens: Acte IV, Ballet. Pas des almées (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 7)
part of:
Les Troyens: Acte IV (tracks 1–16)

CD 4

alto vocals:
Sara Mingardo (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 10–11)
bass vocals:
Roderick Earle (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1, 3)
Andrew Greenan (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1, 3)
Tigran Martirossian (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 2)
Stephen Milling (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 11)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 2, 6–8, 11, 14, 16)
composer:
Hector Berlioz (1856 – 1858) (tracks 1–17)
Hector Berlioz (1858) (track 13)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–17)
engineer:
Simon Rhodes (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–17)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Michelle DeYoung (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 8, 10–13, 15, 17)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–17)
tenor vocals:
Ben Heppner (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 4–9)
Toby Spence (tenor) (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 1)
recorded at:
Barbican Centre: Barbican Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (tracks 1–17)
live partial recording of:
live recording of:
Les Troyens: Acte V, no. 42. Scène: "Enée!..." (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 6)
Les Troyens: Acte V, no. 48. Air: "Adieu, fière cité" (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 13)
Les Troyens: Acte V, no. 51. Choeur: "Ah! au secours!" (2000-12-03 – 2000-12-09) (track 16)
part of:
Les Troyens: Acte V (tracks 1–17)